May 12, 2013


DAZED: "Drug use is often considered on a spectrum between recreational and self-medication. The latter end of the spectrum piques psychiatric interest, figuring the activity as indicative of self harm or symptomatic of underlying psychological issues. But here's a growing trend that muddies those waters: the uptake in using HIV medication as a hallucinogenic high. The antiretroviral medication Efavirenz is acquiring street value as a recreational drug. The practice was prevalent enough to draw the interest of recent pharmacological research into Efavirenz's psychoactive properties." MORE: DAZED